astrology, Full Moon, Grand Cross, Moon in Scorpio, My Weekend Astro Diary, Sabian Symbols, The Lunar Essence
Is this Full Moon really as dramatic as that stick-up line in an old movie? Yes, and then again, No. This Full Moon is likely to feel highly charged, in the sense of seeming as if a great deal depends on how things go, on which direction we decide to jump–but that’s just a feeling, fostered by a culmination in Scorpio (at 5:57 PM PDT on the 29th) that is in relatively close square to the Nodal axis, the North end of which is conjoined Ceres. Yes, I’m aware the Nodal axis at any one time is the measurement of the points where the Moon crosses the ecliptic, with the North Node being the point when the Moon crosses into the Northern ecliptic hemisphere and the South Node the opposite, and all as defined from our viewpoint here on Earth–and so, the Nodes aren’t bodies at all, which some astrologers do not count as acceptable components of configurations–but I do. I see them as charged points in space, and so meaningful when aligned with other points or bodies.
Back to the Full Moon’s participation in a Fixed Grand Cross, with Sun in Taurus, Moon-Earth in Scorpio, North Node-Ceres in Leo, and South Node in Aquarius, which I anticipate lending the Full Moon its sense of dynamism, importance through potentialities, and even fatedness, should we feel this Cross as a swirling maelstrom rather than a compass pointing (and so urging us to move) in four directions at once. We may be confronting (the squares) our personal future direction and power situation (NN-Ceres in Leo) as well as the ways in which our once-future oriented approach has become dated and passé (SN in Aquarius). This Full Moon illuminates our personal caves, digs down into the figurative Earth beneath our feet, shines a light on what’s normally dank and wet and hidden, dark, mysterious, and perhaps alluring because it’s unknown, and shows us how this must change, evolve, or be reformed in order to reconcile what we want (Sun in Taurus) with what we are compelled toward, intuit, love, and already have (Moon-Earth in Scorpio), with the consideration that these Moon-Earth attributes must change (Scorpio), in order to allow us to move forward effectively, with our power, agency, and autonomy intact (NN-Ceres).
A sextile to Saturn by the FM tells us that this is an opportunity–how? you ask: the real world restrictions and restraints imposed by ourselves or others on us have created exactly the right physical conditions for us to see and then alter those areas that the FM reveals as requiring change. The Moon’s emotional component supplies a sense of urgency, while the Moon’s placement tells us that nothing less than our own personal evolution is on the table. Sorting need from want deals with the stress questions imposed by the Cross, even as it answers that question, ‘Your money or your life?’ through the Sun’s assessment of what we want to gain, accumulate, and find comfort in. What at first feels like a hold-up becomes a chance to evolve, another Scorpio specialty. Looking deep and willingly making needed change, we can have both what we need materially (‘money’) and what we value spiritually (‘life’).
The Sabian symbol for the Full Moon is, ‘A Fellowship Supper Reunites Old Comrades’, while the Sabian for the Sun is, ‘A Red Cross Nurse’. Both are images of care, the camaraderie of mankind, and healing. This suggests that if we can get beyond the sense of urgency and fear, we can see how beneficial, offering repair to relationships and feelings, the circumstances of reform highlighted by the Full Moon can truly be.
Bonus: those with a natal placement 8-11 degrees Gemini will find their natal energy at the apex of a Finger of God with base of Saturn-FM. This suggests what is acted upon for the individual will be related to that natal energy, and/ or to the subjects of the House it rules in the natal chart.
Excellent work on finding your ikigai from Astrologer Jem Neal–
And we’ll end with a quote from Mignon McLaughlin:
Your money, or your life. We know what to do when a burglar makes this demand of us, but not when God does
First the NASA channel is off the air, and now this. *sigh* Just when I put the cocktail shaker away and all……nils desperendum, of course! xoxoxoxoxox
Oh no! Is life even worth living without the NASA channel? I’m pretty sure it’s not 🙂 Get out that cocktail shaker, m’dear–it’s Friday! I need company–hear it’s very unhealthy to drink alone xoxoxoxo
I find the NASA channel indispensable altho Others find it Boring As All Get Out. Bears of no imagination. Anyway we ARE in the same time zone, and happy hour is always at the conventional (altho shortened for quotidian reasons) time. I shall set a glass out for you, Jewels! Meanwhile I’m just barely starting to stop mumbling “november…..”…….
NASA helps me know what it might like to be out there–so I love it too. And may I say: time zone, schmime zone, it’s 5 PM somewhere! A glass is always available at my house for you, boo, and I thank you for your hospitality 🙂
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Having Ceres conjuct Vesta at 9 & 8 Taurus in 7th house opposite Neptune 8Scorpio45 in 1st, it has been an intriguing prequel this week, for the coming full moon performance, tempting a more “Persephone” tone, like being told I have to choose between “if you are to have this, you have to do that, even if it kills you” or ” if you cannot do that you cannot have it, so you will have to accept that, go away & die quietly instead” which sounds like a very dramatic metaphore yet has actually been quite real scenario in its dammed if you do dammed if you dont ultimatum. So I have a love for life & faith that there are far more possibilities than those I am being told I have, so in privacy or unseen, I am working to heal what had me feeling “doomed” prompting me to react with fear, while I also imagine & romance ideas of better possibilities of a more suitable nature for all involved, while accepting, for whatever reason, that is a “no go zone” currently for me, but doesnt have to be the end of the world for me either? Its one of the more powerful traits in being female which I have discovered, that ability to use both right & left brain simultaneously, to have all senses operating peripherally, without getting lost in space or trapped in the box. Its a bit complicated given Neptunes involvement, but as magic is always more on the diagonals, I will be aware of what the Saturn sextile may offer as some sort of reprieve, if I keep my self respect & observe Saturn’s wise guidance to adjust my bearings accordingly. I have no idea how it will work out, will let you know, when I do, hahahaha!
It’s probably been difficult enough for you life-long to know your own power with a 1st House Neptune opp Vesta-Ceres–maybe this Full Moon will help illuminate that sand-and-fog Neptune! You’ve clearly already got some of it worked out, via the right-left brain simultaneous processing, something we should all aim for. Good luck, Debbie, and enjoy a lovely Full Moon!
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Two things: I also have a first house Neptune and…well. Interesting. Also a new favorite song is “Damned if you do” by Raul Malo and the Mavericks. Helps at times.
My comment on the 1st House Neptune was specific to the opposition situation Debbie described, so that may not apply to you. And that sounds like a dandy song 🙂
It IS a dandy song!!!!!! &while I k new (with relief) that my Neptune firsty is not “that”, still it’s a bit of a Thing to have there no matter what. Mine’s opp. Mars ….quite enough for me to tussle with! so that song gets blasted often….xxxxx
Cool, about the ikigai. I am in Japan now–the manifestation of a lifelong dream that seemed long dead until my brother randomly bought me a ticket–pursuing some resurrected interests and figuring out how to get back here to stay for a while. These interests have remained remarkably unchanged for many years so though I feel hardly anywhere near as fresh as maybe I once did (in fact my mind feels very dim and ill still), I know they’re really the only thing to keep going after. Making money though? Maybe someday.
Hey Zack! Great to hear you’re literally living the dream! Sounds like you are exploring an eternal part of your consciousness–and don’t worry, those who are here very long and still feel ‘fresh’ have likely spent the time in protective Tupperware 😦
I’m pretty sure spending time in Tupperware is a thing there. And when a 16-year old is trying to systematically take your limbs apart, you feel acutely aware of your freshness level. 🙂 But whatever: Young Spaz, meet Brick Wall.
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